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Month: February 2017

New Continent Zealandia Discovered Under New Zealand

A mysterious continent lies beneath New Zealand, says a group of geologists. The findings are published in the latest edition of The Geological Society of America (GSA) Today. However, its designation as a continent is reminiscent of the battle of categorising Pluto as a planet: is Zealandia really a continent, and if it is, who will officially classify

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Your Brain Has A Favourite Parent: Your Mom or Your Dad!

You might love your parents equally, but your brain doesn’t! Brain cells will give preference to the genes of one over the other, says a new study published in the journal Neuron. Regardless of whom you prefer among your parents, your brain makes its own choice! Its cells does not treat the two sets of DNA

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Monster Worm With Big Jaws Discovered in Canada

A giant, extinct monster-worm with threatening jaws has been discovered in the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada. The findings are documented in the journal Scientific Reports. An enormous, primordial worm of unknown species has been found in the Canadian museum by an international team of researchers. The remains of the worm were discovered in an ancient

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Sleeping Bacteria Found in Huge Cave Crystals in Mexico Suggest Life Might Exist Beyond Our Planet

Unknown bacteria have lived in enormous cave crystals in Mexico for 50,000 years under harsh conditions, says a new study. This discovery suggests that life beyond our planet—where the environment would be similarly extreme—might exist. The findings were presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Boston. A group of bacteria

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Watch Live: NASA’s Press Conference on Planets Beyond Our Solar System

Watch NASA’s press conference on recent findings on exoplanets live tomorrow! NASA has scheduled a press conference on “Discovery Beyond Our Solar System” for Wednesday, February 22, at 1 p.m. EST; the findings stemming from recent research pertaining to exoplanets will be presented. You can watch the event from the comfort of your home at

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5-Day Fasting Diet Lowers Risks of Heart Disease, Cancer, & Diabetes

A 5-day fasting diet can safely reduce the risk of developing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and several other health conditions, says a study published in Science Translational Medicine. A group of 100 adults enlisted their participation for the study: they were divided into two groups, one having to adhere to a special, low-calorie diet that

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Your Brain Loves Poetry Even If It Doesn’t Understand Its Meaning, Says Science

Your brain reacts positively to lines of poetry of specific construction styles even if you do not actually grasp the literary meaning of the writing, says a new study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, which is the first to demonstrate this occurrence. Poetry is literary music—and your brain knows it. The new study shows how the

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Father’s Diet Affects Son’s Sperm’s Performance

A father’s diet can boost his son’s sperm’s ability to outcompete a rival sperm following mating, says a new study published in Biology Letters. Do males only transmit genetic material to their offspring, as goes the common belief that they don’t contribute anything else, or is there any other effect that they pass on? Biologists

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Levitating Objects Using Heat Achieved By Scientists

Levitating macroscopic objects has been successfully achieved in a laboratory: ceramic, ice particles, lint strands, among others, were the materials that were made to ‘float in thin air’. The findings are published in the journal Applied Physics Letters. A plethora of objects, from ceramic to glass bubbles, have been made to float in a vacuum

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Being Kind to Your Spouse is Rewarding to You!

Showing kindness to your spouse is rewarding in and of itself, says a new study published in the journal Emotion; the giver benefits emotionally through such compassionate acts. Kindness is a virtue, and with virtues come rewards. Now, science has brought forth evidence to what has been said since time immemorial. When you are being

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Star’s Heart Beats for its Planet

The special bond of a star pulsing to its orbiting planet has been observed for the first time ever by a team of astronomers from MIT. These findings are documented in a paper published in Astrophysical Journal Letters. A star beating as a heart as a response to a planet revolving around it—such is what

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Save Money & Make Profits Using A 3D-Printer At Home!

Having your own 3D printer at home can help you not only to save large amounts of money but also to generate profits over 5 years, says a new study published in the journal Technologies. Investing in a relatively cheap 3-D printer for your household has proved to be a profitable endeavour: you basically make

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